Major Duties: - Teach all levels of modern and/or jazz dance technique, vernacular dance, and dance theory courses- Choreograph concert works, stage works from established dance repertoire, and/or serve as rehearsal director for Great Works Dance Project- Engage in on-going scholarly/creative research and maintain an active career in the profession- Actively contribute to the life of the department, college, and university- Other teaching and non-teaching assignments will be determined by the needs of the department and the qualifications of the applicant
Minimum Qualifications: - MFA, or MA in Dance or related field with commensurate experience from an accredited institution- Three years teaching experience in modern and/or jazz dance at the college or conservatory level- Professional modern and/or jazz dance performance experience- Ability to teach modern and jazz dance technique from beginning to advanced levels- Ability to teach vernacular dance- Ability to teach in at least one or more of the following related areas: music for dancers, world dance with origins in the African diaspora, dance management, dance pedagogy, improvisation/contact improvisation, dance history, dance kinesiology, dance composition, or dance technology- Strong interpersonal and communication skills- The ability to work with and mentor a diverse student body
Internal Number: 352_56726
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One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.